How do you find a furniture appraiser?
Cpntact one of the several appraisal associations, such as The Appraisers Association of America, Inc, which maintains a "Find and Appraiser" link which lists appraisers, and lets know you know which types of things each person appraises. The link is http://www.appraisersassoc.org/personal-property-appraiser/fine-art-appraisals/find-an-appraiser/PageId/1/LId/0,7/Id/7/Find-an-Appraiser.html
You can call an appraiser if it is an unusual or old piece. There may be a trip fee involved for this service. However, you might also be able to find it for sale on eBay or on another site and go from there. Used furniture is usually sold for a fraction of what you paid in the store since they do almost a 100% markup.